A Legend of Greatness

The Life & Times of Hacham Haim Yosef David Azoulay

Author: Yehuda Azoulay

Publisher: Israel Book Shop

Media: Book

Format: Hardcover

Length: 464 Pages

ISBN: 978-1-60091-229-0

Rabbi Haim Yosef David Azoulay, the Hida, was one of the greatest, as well as most intriguing, Torah personalities of his generation. A leading scholar and prolific writer who was proficient in every aspect of Torah literature, including Halachah, Talmud, homiletics, and Kabbalah, he was also an extensive traveler who toured the world on his shelihut missions and displayed a passionate fascination and interest in all areas of life, including history and the study and application of gematriot and segulot. He was a person about whom it was said that, as hinted to in his name, he was truly a “hidah,” a riddle, a wonder—a person whose achievements seem far too encompassing for one individual.

A Legend of Greatness: The Life and Times of Rabbi Haim Yosef David Azoulay seeks to uncover and reveal the great Torah leader whose very name and essence seem to be enshrouded in an aura of mystery. Written by noted author Yehuda Azoulay, whose other books, A Legacy of Leaders Volume I and II and Ben Ish Hai, have become indispensable by those wishing to gain an understanding and appreciation of our Sephardic gedolim, this latest gem in the Sephardic Legacy Series will provide both Ashkenazic and Sephardic readers with a penetrating glimpse into the captivating, colorful life and times of the Hida.